An installation of sculptural works by Bryan native Mahlon Huston is currently on display in the Women’s Commission Gallery on the campus of Defiance College. The title of the installation, Illusion of Eluding, addresses the artist's impetus or impulse towards escape through vehicles of transportation. The objects' implied utility contrasts with their construction from non-utilitarian materials.
Defiance College is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate majors as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of engagement. U. S. News & World Report ranks Defiance in the top tier of comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
Huston, born and raised in Bryan, graduated from Bryan High School and majored in ceramics at Ohio University. While there, he received several awards and scholarships. In the spring of 2008, he received the Regina Brown Undergraduate Fellowship from the National Council for Education for the Ceramic Arts, which funded the works on display. Huston graduated from Ohio University in 2008 and is now completing a one-year post-baccalaureate at Louisiana State University and applying to graduate school.
Huston's work will be on display through Friday, January 30. Gallery hours are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on weekdays, and at other times by appointment. Contact Jan Bechtel, Gallery Coordinator, at 419-783-2444 for more information.
January 26, 2009